Data Streaming

Automated live streaming data dashboards and curated video mosaics of other live streams have become popular on platforms like Twitch. Stock checkers, inventory checkers and multi-streams of protests have all done well on Twitch. They inform their niche audience with real-time data and video in a way that other journalism organizations can’t. What other types of streaming data might meet the needs of an audience on Twitch? For this project, a team of students will research and identify real-time data sources that could meet the needs of a potential audience. The team will then build a dashboard using web technologies that could be streamed to Twitch. Some collaboration with the Live Streaming the News project will occur throughout the quarter in an effort to find the right audience for the stream and foster a community.

Faculty and Staff Leads

Zach Wise

Associate Professor

Emmy winning interactive producer & Associate Professor @NorthwesternU, @KnightLab. Formerly of The New York Times. Creator of TimelineJS & StoryMapJS

Project Details

2021 Spring

Important Questions
  • What types of data and sources might be useful for audiences on Twitch?
  • How can we build a data dashboard that is optimized for video streaming?
  • What does the audience on these platforms expect as far as engagement? Is the dashboard influenced by engagement with the audience?
Outcome

For this project, a team of students will research and identify real-time data sources that could meet the needs of a potential audience. The team will then build a dashboard using web technologies that could be streamed to Twitch.